Friday, July 11, 2008

Nurnberg - Kaiserburg Castle

The journey to the famous Kaiserburg Castle was a steep hike on the cobblestone streets and a nice view of Patrician shophouses on both sides of the road.
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The whole path to the castle was lined with shady trees and I was in awe of the beautiful castle with the high walls beckoning to the visitors.
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Since its destruction during the Second World War, the re-establishment of the castle was indeed a smart move to preserve the historical value of the town.
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However, there are of course partial original remains in the towers and the rock walls.
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According to Wikipedia, this castle is located on a sandstone rock and sits strategically to the northern region of Nuremberg city.
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Wikipedia: It comprises three parts: the Emperor's buildings ("Kaiserburg"), the mostly built buildings of the rulers of Nuremberg ("Burggrafenburg"), and the buildings on the eastern side ("st├Ądtische Burganlage").


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Beautifully preserved half-timbered houses line the walkway into the castle and this was also part of the picture welcoming visitors inside the castle grounds.
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Out into nature, the beautiful gardens are an enchanting view
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View of the other side of the city from the forts of the castle
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Being one of the most historic landmark here in Nurnberg, the castle which once stands grand is a nostalgic memory for most who have seen the defending walls in times of war and remains the focus of admiration from locals and foreigners alike.

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